My version of Calgon

I just went to Staples.

It’s my version of “Calgon, take me away.”

Just being there makes me feel more organized.


It was a bit embarrassing when the Staples guy asked if I needed any help. Somehow saying, “Nope. I just get energy from being here” sounded incredibly cheesey.

Oh well.

I did get this pen though. It takes you back, doesn’t it? 🙂

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. rich

    I’m not sure I know what to say…

  2. Stephen

    Some places just do that. The library does that for me–even if I don’t get anything, I just love being there.

    Totally old-school pen there! My wife gave me a transparent modern version one time (manufactured by Tombow), but I don’t know what happened to it.

  3. Marc

    I WISH I had a transparent version!

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